Hello everyone, how are you at the end of this very exhausting week? I hope you're all tucked away somewhere, being sensible and self isolating. I've just been watching Question Time, as I do when I'm writing this blog and have heard all about the protective equipment that has left the warehouses in their millions, assisted ably by the army, but has mysteriously vanished into thin air - it certainly hasn't reached the poor staff in various hospitals and care workers, according to Richard Horton of the Lancet. Everyone went out and clapped the NHS staff at 8pm (reportedly) around the UK, my husband went out into the doorway in our street and he was the only one there. However, my lovely neighbour Michelle did send me a bunch of flowers a couple of days ago.
The Corona virus has certainly brought out the feral gene in people - the stockpiling of food and toilet rolls, hand sanitisers and liquid soap, and the price gouging on ebay of these items has left me dumbfounded. I work in the NHS and my husband is in a vulnerable age group, with comorbidities, so I have chosen to go to the supermarket after work to forage for food. We are meant to buy food online, but apart from Fortnum and Mason, all the other supermarkets have either broken websites or have no delivery slots for over 3 weeks. I think ordering from F & M might probably be a bit of overkill for a loaf of bread and a pat of butter. There may yet be a silver lining - perhaps I'll lose some weight? (Hah! and pigs might fly!) It also seems a bit silly to be worried about one's weight at a time when we don't know if one will still be alive in a couple of weeks.
Here are some pics of the supermarket when I was there a couple of days ago - post Soviet Russia or even Cuba probably had more on their shelves!
I think you probably get the idea by now - apologies for so many photographs of nothing, but it was quite infuriating. However I found something that has recently become rarer than rocking horse poo - the very last bag of loo rolls on the shelf on that day, which I snatched up and eventually shared with a friend - yaay! now we can wipe our bottoms without anxiety that we might run out.
I've had a couple of days off and was encouraged to take them - 'to recharge batteries for what is to come'! We were meant to be in Tenerife, but of course that trip fell through, so I've had a lazy, wake-up-late-and-do-nothing few days.
I love prehnite-and raw nuggets are my go-to when I buy beads. The pale seafoam green with smudges of black, as if touched accidentally by a child's inky fingers are so pretty, I always have some in my stash. I had one last Chinese jade pendant to use up and it came out of the cupboard, proudly strutting its stuff.
Dzi (pronounced Zee) is a Tibetan word used to describe a patterned bead, usually agate, of mainly oblong, round, cylindrical or tabular shape pierced lengthwise and called Heaven's Bead in Chinese. The beads originate in the Tibetan cultural sphere and can command high prices. They are very difficult to come by and are found primarily in Tibet, but also in neighbouring Bhutan, Ladakh and Sikkim. Shepherds and farmers pick them up in the grasslands or while cultivating fields. Since knowledge of the bead is derived from oral traditions, few beads have provoked more controversy concerning their source, method of manufacture and even precise definition.
These beads are generally prized as protective amulets and are sometimes ground into a powder to be used in traditional Tibetan medicine. Beads subject to this process have small “dig marks” where a portion of the bead has been scraped or ground away to be included in the medicine. Some dzi exhibit grinding and polishing of one or both ends, again the result of reduction for use in traditional Tibetan medicine or, in some cases, due to the bead’s use as a burnishing tool in the application of gold leaf to thanka paintings or gilt bronze statuary.
The most highly prized dzi beads are those of ancient age, made of natural agate. The original source of these beads is a mystery. While the traditional, ancient-style beads are greatly preferred, new modern-made dzi are gaining popularity amongst Tibetans.
This makes them some of the most sought after and collectable beads on earth. The green agate beads in the necklace are of course, more recently manufactured in a factory in Tibet, but it's nice to think that there is a legend behind the name.
The artisans use agate as the base stone, and then embellish the beads with lines and shapes using ancient methods. Treatments may include darkening with plant sugars and heat, bleaching and white line etching with natron, and protecting other areas with grease, clay, wax or a similar substance.
That's me for this week, folks. I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place. In the meantime, stay home, wash those hands and make like Wilfred. And of course there's still 20% off everything Code - Boredathome on the website till the end of the month. I will be sending out orders as they come in in case the post office develops a problem, but your parcel may still take a while to get to you, apologies for that.
Hello folks, I hope you're all keeping well and healthy in these difficult times. Life has been a bit fraught at the hospital and looks very much as if it is about to get worse. I have a few days off next week to recharge the batteries and start all over again.
Watching the news daily and worrying about the 'what might happen' was taking its toll on me and fortunately my mojo returned to me just in time to rescue me out of the doldrums.
Each year I go to India in January/February time and when I get back I give my mojo a holiday. And every year I wonder if it will return to me - I pretend nonchalance, whistling into the wind and staring into the distance, and then I see a distant glimmer of the beginnings of a need to play with my beads and tools - and Wham! it's back!
I wish I could trust that this will definitely happen, but being a late bloomer I can't seem to do that, yet. Maybe one day!
The Mermaids Tale
The combination of green and a deep blue is always pleasing and I found a string of peridot which I paired with a hand carved jade Chinese pendant. The carving on the jade is in the form of stylised fish tails and the pendant is dyed a beautiful cobalt blue. I took the necklace up a notch by adding a couple of twisted lapis lazuli beads, silver electroplated lava beads and a bail I made earlier with a piece of embellished smoky grey glass. For good measure I also added a teardrop of green jade to the pendant. This gloriously over-the-top piece is my first for the year and I'm pretty happy with it - my mojo is definitely back!!
If you're anything like me, you're passing the time by browsing through various websites, throwing items idly into helpfully waiting shopping trolleys - there's nothing like a bit of retail therapy to break up the boredom. One can't be close to an apocalypse if there's still shops to buy from, can one? It always helps to have a bit of a discount and I thought I'd do my bit for womankind - so here's a discount code till the 1st of April - Boredathome which will give you 20% off everything you pick up at Caprilicious.
That's me for now folks. Have a wonderful week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Until then, stay safe and take care,
And now, go wash your hands!!
Hello folks, how are you faring in these anxiety making times? Life is fraught wherever I look, with all sorts of reports popping up on my internet feed. There was a time when we just pooh poohed the whole idea of a pandemic that could actually kill, but now it has almost become de rigueur that we should all exclude ourselves socially, in case we pick up the virus from someone with mild symptoms and carry it back to people who are vulnerable with other comorbidities.
In the midst of all this, I've felt no wish to make anything at all. I usually come back off my holiday in India and wait for a lightbulb moment as I like to make something vastly different from what I was making the year before. I'm still waiting......
Added to all this, I've had a workshop I was meant to attend in July cancel on me due to Coronavirus anxiety, and I lost a load of money as I'd already booked the hotel, and we have travel plans later on this month and are unsure if that's going to actually happen. All this uncertainty is getting to me and the lightbulb moment is slow in arriving - but it will happen, I'm sure of that, so watch this space! In the meantime, I have some pictures of people wearing Caprilicious. When in India, I liberally borrowed from my collection to wear to various events and therefore there are some pictures of me in the mix as well.
While I was in India I was invited to a book launch, an event for truly passionate saree connoisseurs. We were invited to share our own saree stories, and asked to bring a saree to the event that had precious associations or memories. The book is called Pleated and written by Aishwarya Rao, a young Indian girl from Australia who found her identity through her grandmother's sarees in that distant land. She was with us at the gathering via Skype and each of the ladies brought a saree and wore another that was meaningful to them and gave us a little talk about each one. The whole event was fascinating and ever so interesting. The ladies brought out their grandmothers and mothers sarees, folded and preserved carefully in sheets of white linen and I really got the feeling that they were totally in love with these beauties.
I had no sarees to display as most of mine were in the UK. My mother is a very Marie Kondo kind of person and tends to give away anything she doesn't wear, and at 93 she doesn't wear sarees any more. I remembered that she was given a saree at her wedding by her mother in law that she always despised as it had a gold border on only one side (more probably because nobody asked her opinion or cared for her taste, but simply produced the saree for her to wear on the day) - actually it is a very pretty yellow saree with a purple border, but she believed that she had been shortchanged (of one border) because she eloped with my father. She wore it mainly at pujas and prayer meetings as she thought one of her nicer sarees might get stained by turmeric or oil. Secretly, I think she hoped it would be discoloured, stained or torn so that she had an excuse to get rid of it, but it survived all her assassination attempts and came back with me to the UK in my suitcase before she could give it away.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Until then, keep those hands washed and free from bugs,
Hello folks, how are you this week? Corona virus anxiety has spread around the world and has hit the UK as well. Our local supermarket is almost emptied of canned food, dried pasta and frozen food, and yet we know that 80% of sufferers have a mild flu type illness and the death rate is only about 1%, mainly in those who already have other comorbidities . Ah well, the media has much to answer for.
Hospitals have been inundated by the worried well - everyone has a mobile phone and access to Google and it would seem that everyone's an armchair diagnostician today.
With all this going on around me, I haven't gone back to my tools - an extended break! I took pictures of earrings I created just before I went on holiday. I keep forgetting to show people my earrings and a whole load of my necklaces were picked up by ladies who come to take a look at Caprilicious while I'm in India - earrings however remain in the box and come back home with me. Both my clients and I run out of time and steam by the time they have tried on all my necklaces and we never seem to have the energy to take the earrings out of their box, let alone try them on, or indeed buy them.
Bees are wasps that went vegetarian. This was a brilliant evolutionary move: they now outnumber wasps by around three to one. Instead of hunting creatures that would rather not be eaten, they turned to living things that offered themselves on a plate. Bees and flowers evolved together in a gorgeous spiral of mutual dependence. Humans depend on bees to fertilize the plants and make them a food source. There are several fruits and vegetables which depend on the process of pollination to be fertilized, including apples, watermelons, pears, strawberries, corn, cucumbers, almonds and tomatoes. Bees are also responsible for providing us with beeswax which is obtained from the glandular secretions of honeybees and used in cosmetics, polishes, candles, and pharmaceuticals.
Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors — pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and so forth. We know that humanity is the perpetrator, and that the two most prominent causes appear to be pesticides and habitat loss.
Mike and I do our bit to save the bees, short of building our own hive - we grow loads of wildflowers, allow the dandelions to flourish in our lawn (or at least that's our excuse) and I made these two pairs of earrings, 50% of the proceeds of which I will donate to the Give Bees a Chance Charity.
The earrings will go on sale on the website shortly and I hope someone will help to support this worthy cause.
I also made a few more earrings - some of them to go with necklaces already on the website, although they can be bought separately if wished, and others just because ...
I thought I'd show you the pieces of jewellery I picked up in India - I've always loved torque necklaces and I bought a couple of variations, the first one is a modern piece with repousse flowers and leaves and the second, an antique torque made for a woman of the Banjara or gypsy community. The Banjara women wear the family wealth around their neck and wrists and when the men need the money, they have to apply to the bank of the missus. I can only imagine that this was how the piece I now own found its way into this tiny shop in a side street behind the palace in Udaipur. My sister in law and I were wandering around this tiny street, mainly window shopping and I saw all these antique pieces of jewellery in this little shop that would fit only two customers in it at a time, and the jeweller behind a glass case filled with antique silver. I fell in love but couldn't make up my mind. I eventually requested my sister in law to go back with me to the shop as she's better at the bargaining game than I am and eventually bought it. It weighs 280 grammes and is therefore quite heavy, but I love it.
That's me for this week, folks. have a fabulous week, and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Hello people, I'm back in town!! How are you? I hope you've missed me as much as I've missed you. I've had a really busy holiday and now am in need of a long rest. Fortunately we have a pre-summer break booked at the end of March, Covid-19 and sand storms permitting, as the holiday is in the Canary Islands which has recently been struck with both these natural disasters. Oh well, we are still 4 weeks away from that, let's wait and see what unfolds.
There was also the Bangalore Club that I went to regularly, especially during the evenings and a night market where Caprilicious had a stall, in aid of the Rotary club.
The night market is an interesting concept, and runs from 6pm to midnight. People are able to shop after work and those who don't work can escape the rush hour traffic and find parking spaces so that they can shop without feeling harassed,overheated and exhausted. I have a little clip of the vendors setting up to some great music.
Udaipur was a load of fun. We got into town in the evening and went to the palace to have a look around as we had heard that there was a 'Sound and Light' show, only to hear that there was some doubt about the performance that evening. It did go ahead and only later did we hear that the palace had been under a lockdown all afternoon (while we were on the 'plane) because a black panther had lost its way from the surrounding forest and found itself in the palace - it was caught and tranquilised, and eventually transported back to the surrounding hills the next day.
The views from the palace are spectacular, with the Aravalli range of mountains, the lake Picchola and the city of Udaipur visible from its ramparts.
We went back to the Palace the next morning and on the way took in a temple perched high on a hill, with the stone carvings and spires that are customary in North India.
We wandered around the palace, listening to history playing out silently - Rana Pratap, Rani Padmini, and a host of names from our school history books came from these parts and if we listened hard we could hear the tinkling of bracelets and anklets especially when we sat down for a rest in the gardens of the harem.
The Leela Palace hotel was beautiful - they had a bunch of musicians sitting by the front entrance to the jetty - every time people came in or out of the hotel to get to the boat required to ferry them to the city, the musicians struck up an unholy din - I must admit to sticking my head in and out the door like a tortoise, and they obligingly picked up their instruments to play and then put them down again when I retracted my head. Childish, I know, but totally irresistible.
And then it was time to fly home, back to Bangalore with its traffic and high rise buildings, and most importantly, my mother.
That's me for today folks. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Hello folks, I'm writing this as I prepare to pack my cases to fly out on my annual holiday/visit to India to see my mother. I've been working hard to get a whole load of things done at the day job, suitcases packed and other sundry things that need to be done before a long holiday. I thought I should take a little break and have a chat to you.
Last Sunday we went into Chinatown in Birmingham to join in the celebrations of the Chinese New Year. They had street food from various Chinese regions, along with vibrant music, and cultural dances on multiple stages.
There were festive decorations, lion dancing and firecrackers, magic acts, and live music - I love the atmosphere in Chinatown on regular days, but this show is sumptuous and so much fun. Pity about the weather, but hey! nothing stops in Britain just because of a little rain. I was always amazed at the tenacity of the indigenous Brit when I first came to the UK - we lived in Wales then, and I'd see these people trotting along on their huge horses at the side of little country roads, Barbour jackets and waterproof hats dripping constantly with the awful drizzle at a time when all I wanted to do was get back indoors under a warm duvet. It then dawned on me that they had no other recourse - if they didn't ride their horses or walk their dogs or whatever other crazy (non essential activities to my Indian eyes) activities they were engaged in, life would come to a standstill and people had to defy the weather and get on with their lives, come rain, come shine. I'm afraid I still haven't got the hang of it after thirty five years of living here - I'm still heading for the duvet!!
I loved my trip to China and am shocked that it is over ten years ago - time to go back, methinks, perhaps once they have the Corona virus under control.
Memories of China
These necklaces have blue and white porcelain beads from China - this style of porcelain originated in Iraq, was then perfected in China using cobalt blue pigments from Persia, and eventually exported to Europe, to places such as Delft. The cobalt blue pigment withstands high temperatures and was originally developed to resemble lapis lazuli.
One of the necklaces has cinnabar beads and the other, faux amber resin beads. A vintage Chinese silver earring made by the Hmong tribe is used as a pendant. The earring is pretty heavy, so I can only imagine that stretched earlobes were considered sexy by the Hmong women.
The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (2)
I've made one of these before , this time, the hand blown glass beads are larger and I've added Biwa and round freshwater pearls to the mix.
And now for something completely different - I made this almost experimental necklace using tube beads inspired by an image on Pinterest of a fused glass plate. It took ages to make and is very light as all the beads are hollow and is a lot of fun to wear. See what you make of it.
I have to say I loved wearing it and loved the interest it received from people. I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but that's not a major issue. I'm happy to keep it and wear it myself if it finds no love elsewhere. Do write in and tell me what you think.
That's me for this week, folks. I shall catch you again in a few weeks time, when I get back from India with tales of my travels in Udaipur, Goa and Bangalore. Have a fabulous February and see you soon,
Hello folks, hope all has gone well with you this last week. I'm in pre holiday mode now, dotting i's and crossing t's at work so that all is made safe while I am away. I'm still sorting out bits and pieces of jewellery, though - that is a calming exercise that soothes ruffled feathers and will keep going until I get on that flight.
We took a train into Birmingham - why a train? We live a mere 30 minutes from the centre of Birmingham, but that's only if the M6 is running well, the Aston Expressway or Spaghetti Junction is free of traffic, and roadworks haven't made a cat's cradle of one way systems up to and around the theatre - and I won't mention the parking! The train takes us 30 minutes, and one can walk to the theatre, unfrazzled and cool as a cucumber. We went to watch the Simon and Garfunkel Story - those who are of my generation know all the words to all their songs, as did I. I sang along lustily, probably embarrassing my hubby, who although he knows the music is not necessarily a fan, and had very kindly accompanied me to the gig. Here are some pics from the concert and from the Bullring in Birmingham where we had a meal pre concert.
Silvery grey crystals in four strands are held together with a beautiful diamante feather. The necklace sits close to the neck and is an inexpensive and simple way to brighten your ensemble and frame your face with a silvery moonlit glow. Evening wear par excellence!
This necklace is named after the Pink Lady I drank at my 50th birthday party in the Canary Islands - I loved it so much that I kept the recipe, which I have to say I've never used, unfortunately. The Pink Lady is a classic cocktail made by mixing the ingredients below - the pink colour comes from the grenadine and it is a very pretty and tasty drink. It is great for dieters as it has only 217 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate. Applejack is an apple brandy.
'Shou' is a Chinese letter which means longevity and happiness. Longevity is commonly recognized as one of the Five Blessings of Chinese Belief - longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue, and a peaceful death.
The pendant in this necklace is carved with this beautiful and meaningful symbol and carried by carnelian beads that have been hand carved into the shape of gooseberries.
A whole lot of carving has gone into this necklace -the elements are all very labour intensive, but the labour has all been before the elements got to me. The dull gold beads are pyrite, or Fools gold. This necklace is just in time for Chinese New Year at the end of the week.
That's me for this week, folks. All that's buzzing in my head is preparation for the off, and you don't want to hear about the minutiae of the mundane. I have, as yet a couple of pieces planned, so will be back next Friday, same time, same place. Have a fabulous week and I'll see you then. Until then Kung Hei Fat Choi in the year of the Rat!
Hello folks, I'm so glad to be able to talk to you again today. I'm on a countdown to my annual visit to see my mother back in India, and I am now counting the days to my next adventure. I have various side trips planned, to Goa and to Udaipur in Rajasthan and will bring back tales from all those fabulous places. I have a show planned, in collaboration with a well known designer in Bangalore and of course will meet up with mates from school, college, relatives and friends - a very relaxing holiday (not!). I will need another holiday to get over this one. Every year I decide that I will chill out when I get to India, but by the time I even have my bags packed I have such a bulging itinerary that I know I will be rushed off my feet. Anyway it will be nice to get out of the cold and rain that we're currently enjoying here in the UK.
I made the last few necklaces for my show and am now going to relax completely. There is one more necklace planned, as well as some earrings, and then that's it. I shall relax and take it easy before my holiday as I'm certainly not going to get any time during the three weeks I shall be away from hubby and cat!
For some reason, all the beads I picked up last week were green - I couldn't get away from onyx as much as I tried. I named the necklaces after The Absinthe Fairy or La Fee, the Green Goddess or Belle as she was otherwise known.
Absinthe is a drink that captures my imagination - I've only tried it once and it is pretty vile - but that's probably because I'm not a fan of aniseed. It is an anise-flavoured 45–74% spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium ("grand wormwood"), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. However the beautiful green colour, the story behind it and the fact that absinthe has been reputed to be the muse of many thinkers and artists in the nineteenth century piques my curiosity and interest. It was banned in Europe for a long time in the 20th century because of its high alcohol content and has only recently made its way back onto the bar menus in Paris.
The Green Goddess
Transformation has always been the fundamental essence of the Green Goddess, for transformation is what she provides on several parallels. During the magical ritual of la louche, the drink transforms from the concentrated, alcohol-rich, deep emerald green liquor into an alluring opalescent, cloudy greenish-white mixture when water is added to it over a couple of cubes of sugar. This, of course, is symbolic of the subsequent transformation that takes place in the drinker's mind. As the cool water liberates the power of wormwood oil and the other herbal ingredients from the green concentrate, so will new ideas, concepts and notions be set free in the mind of the drinker - be he a poet, an artist, a scientist, or the common man on the street. Or at least, that's their excuse for drinking absinthe in such quantities! I love the beautiful canister of ice water with the taps that regulates the outflow of water over the sugar placed in perforated spoons - such a fun ritual!
This is the most beautiful of the Absinthe Fairy necklaces - It has seven strands of onyx nugget beads, seed pearls, diamante beads, and the most sumptuous, delectable box clasp that can be worn to one side should one wish it to be visible.
These necklaces are very much more beautiful in person - the diamante is very difficult to photograph unless I go out and buy myself a macro lens - maybe one day! Just now, all I can do is take loads of closely cropped photographs that I hope will excite your interest - these are moments when I wish I had a bricks and mortar outlet to exhibit my necklaces.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a great week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Hello, good people, lovely to meet you again, and if you've never been here before, welcome to the Caprilicious Blog.
The blog is a record of the jewellery I have made over the years and I can go right back to the first week (imaginatively titled Week 1) in 2011 - Caprilicious and I've certainly come a long way since!!
The picture opposite is from a Virginia Slims advertisement, back in the day when I was every marketing persons dream target - I was only 16 when this one came out and my friends and I truly believed that if only we could find ourselves a packet of cigarettes, we'd miraculously wake up looking like the woman in the ad.
The blurb says "Back then, the working woman could enter the field of her choice" with a picture of a woman ploughing a field - some marketing genius hooked a whole generation of women onto a harmful substance just to prove we were every bit as good as men! I don't think young women are quite as gullible today.
For my first spell, I present three strands of citrine teardrops held together with a purple dragons vein agate slab nugget - the markings on the beads are really beautiful. My camera unfortunately is simply not up to capturing their beauty, even on a macro setting. When you look into the depths of the slab of agate it feels as if you could dive right into it, as if a spell has been cast on you.
I always feel strange when I wax lyrical about pieces of stone - however, they are very special and if I cannot show you their beauty in a photograph, I do my best to attempt a word painting.
This one is made of three strands of turquoise dyed howlite beads, gathered up together with a micro pave diamante butterfly that seems to hover over the necklace.
That's me for now, folks. Thank you very much for being with me over the years, and as I said, if you've just joined the party, welcome. Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to you. As I'm sure you've been reminded ad nauseum, it's the start of another decade and everyone's spent ages reflecting on the one gone by. I just heard on the radio that Fifty Shades of Gray is the last decades most popular book! I can safely say, hand on heart that I have not, and have no intention of reading FSofG, besides, I'm too busy making jewellery so that I can fill these pages.
I've had a lovely quiet Christmas and New Year's Eve celebration and feel that my batteries are totally recharged. Just as well, as in four weeks time I fly out to India to visit with my mother, who at the ripe old age of 92 is keeping indifferent health and becoming frailer by the minute. I'm also going to have a little show while in Bangalore - this time in collaboration with designer Raj Shroff, who spotted my jewellery on Instagram and thought that it would be a good fit with the clothes he designs so beautifully.
More on that in the coming weeks.
The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
The Nutcracker was the first ballet I ever watched - I saw it at the Kirov-Mariinsky Ballet Theatre in St Petersburg, and I was hooked. That was 1992 and since then, I've been a self confessed balletomane. My husband can't see the attraction, but as usual, goes along with me. The necklace I made to celebrate the new decade is well deserving of its name, it is so pretty. Large beads of hand blown glass glow like baubles on a Christmas tree and are offset by pearls and oval diamante beads.
I made one of these necklaces in May of last year and it was exhausting, putting together seven strands of beads. It took me seven months to put myself through making another - it is such a lovely necklace and the beads were just sitting there, I felt it would be criminal not to use them.
The necklace is colourful, has a pleasant weight and length, and despite its name can be worn in all seasons and the little crystals that pepper it make it suitable for it to be worn during the day and night.
So, I wish you all a very happy decade. Thank you so much for your support of Caprilicious Jewellery, all the purchases, the visits to my Facebook page and Instagram. I love making the jewellery and enjoy your enjoyment of it. Do keep coming back and introduce me to your friends, and I promise to have lots of things for you to look at.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a fantastic week and I'll catch you next weekend, same time, same place.